“My car is encased in ice, Lord, please help me! I am so frightened right now! WHAT DO I DO?” More blue lights were directly in front of me. I gripped the wheel tighter, as I had to drive around the horrible scene. The other car that had passed me was lodged in a tree off the road and there was another car disintegrated, unrecognizable, about 100 feet from it. I began to shake and cry. I called my sister who lives in Rhode Island. She could automatically hear the fear in my voice. “Get off the road now and find a hotel”. She did not have to tell me twice. I immediately got off the highway to safety. It took me the rest of the day to stop shaking. I could not stop thanking the Lord for His protection.
No matter what life throws at me, I try to find the lesson that God has for me. Concerning my thrill ride, the lesson seems obvious. God protects. However, there was another lesson for me to learn. Focus. I had tunnel vision for the first part of my journey. I did not see the potential danger. There are times in life that we must take a look around us, a very brief look, to assess the situation. As I briefly looked at my side view mirror, I knew that I was in a dangerous situation. I immediately fixed my eyes back on the road and drove to safety. The Highway was closed right after I exited. There were over 400 accidents that morning; three resulting in death.